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Sani disburses N205m scholarship



Sani disburses N205m scholarship
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Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has disbursed N205 million for students scholarship in tertiary institutions. Governor Sani disbursed teh N205 million scholarship in fulfillment of  his election promise on development of education in the state.

National Daily Newspaper gathered that the Kaduna State Government disbursed the N205 million for students scholarship of indigenes of the state in tertiary institutions across the country via the Kaduna State Loans and Scholarship Board.


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The Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Loans and Scholarship Board, Hassan Rilwan, in a statement on Thursday, indicated that the Board has deposited the fund in the accounts of the various tertiary institutions where indigenes of the state are studying.

The Executive Secretary identified the tertiary institutions to include Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Bayero University, Kano; Kaduna State University, Kaduna, among others.


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Rilwan, in the statement, declared: “In furtherance to implementing deliberate initiatives to promote educational excellence and cushion the effects of the current economic realities on students, the Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board has announced the transfer of the sum of N25 million into the accounts of Bayero University Kano for the tuition fees till graduation for students from Kaduna State.

“The transfer of funds is in fulfillment of an earlier signed memorandum of understanding with Bayero University Kano.


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“Today, we have successfully paid N25 million to BUK authorities and although our target is N45 million for students from Kaduna; this is a great step in the right direction.

“Additionally, the Kaduna State Loans and Scholarship Board has so far, paid N183.6m into the accounts of various schools across Nigeria for Kaduna State Students. It is seeking to enter into more agreements with Kaduna Polytechnic, University of Jos, ATBU Bauchi, Kaduna State College of Nursing amongst others.

“The Kaduna State Government led by Gov. Uba Sani remains committed to keeping the promises made during the campaign as captured succinctly in the SUSTAIN manifesto.

“Gov. Sani recently announced a downward review of school fees in state-owned tertiary institutions namely, Kaduna State University, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, College of Education Gidan Waya, Kaduna State College of Nursing and Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology Makarfi.

“Students from Kaduna State are encouraged to apply to access scholarships and other opportunities online, by visiting for more information.”

Governor Sani, disbursing N205 million scholarship, had earlier reduced school fees in the state between 30% and 50% to make education affordable for indigenes of Kaduna State.

The Governor further approved the recruitment of 7,000 teachers to enhance the teaching capacity of the state.

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